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October 2013

  1. Sir Bob with George Clarke and Marco Gabbiadini

    George and Marco visit SGP

      Three of Sunderland’s finest came together earlier this month for a visit to St George’s Park, the home of the National Football Centre. Sir Bob welcomed TV presenter and leading architect George Clarke and…

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    Sir Bob with George Clarke and Marco Gabbiadini

     

    Three of Sunderland’s finest came together earlier this month for a visit to St George’s Park, the home of the National Football Centre.

    Sir Bob welcomed TV presenter and leading architect George Clarke and former SAFC player Marco Gabbiadini to the training base for the 24 England teams.

    George Clarke was born and raised in Sunderland and has presented a number of successful series for television including Restoration Man, George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces and The Great British Property Scandal.  Before arriving at St George’s Park, George tweeted; “A rare day off today. Being taken on a visit to the new St George’s Park National Football Centre with Sir Bob Murray.”

    George and Bob were joined by Marco Gabbiadini, best known for his successful career in football and who is fondly remembered by SAFC fans for his goal in a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United at St James’ Park in 1990.

    The trio spent the day at St George’s Park and George said; “I’ve had the most incredible day with two of my all-time heroes, Sir Bob Murray and Marco Gabbiadini.”

    In 2008 Bob was appointed Project Director for St George’s Park to drive delivery of the project on time and to budget, given his wealth of experience in the football industry and stadia development.

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